During September SEL Lessons, Mrs. Coulter and Ms. Ashorn visited all classrooms to introduce Social Emotional Learning and the Mood Meter. The Mood Meter is a tool from the RULER Approach to SEL from the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. Watch the video below to learn more about the Mood Meter. Please ask your students to explain the Mood Meter and practice sharing their feelings at home using this tool.
During October, students are learning ways to manage unpleasant or uncomfortable feelings. We watched the video below and read the book, Angry Octopus, to learn relaxation strategies for unpleasant feelings.
In the month of September, I will be doing a cognitive-behavioral, social emotional lesson with 1st - 4th grade. We will be working through the book, What is a Thought? by Jack Pransky and Amy Kahofer. Will be discussing how powerful our thoughts are and how they control our emotions.
In Mrs. Alkire's class, we were the thoughts and the sheet was our feelings.